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Carolina Photojournalism Students Take Home NPPA Multimedia Awards

The National Press Photographers Association’s monthly multimedia competition winners for September were recently announced and several CPJ students garnered top honors. Carolina Photojournalism’s recent multimedia project on the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in the Phang Nga province of Thailand, Andaman Rising,” was awarded first place in the multimedia project category. In addition, three stories from the project were also awarded in their respective categories. Congratulations to all the students involved. Here is a breakdown of all the CPJ award winners.

Carolina Photojournalism Publishes Documentary Site Andaman Rising


Photojournalists Rising from Andaman Rising-Thailand on Vimeo.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication announces the release of http://www.AndamanRising.org, a collection of 15 student-produced multimedia stories about life in southern Thailand after the 2004 Asian tsunami.

The site’s debut follows a month-long foreign reporting assignment in which 14 journalism students traveled to the province of Phang-nga, Thailand to explore some of the most intimate corners of Thai society.

Based out of a village next to the Andaman Sea, students used photos, audio, video, graphics and design to craft cultural snapshots of a region that has risen above tragedy. Working with a team of Thai translators, they documented the story of a teenage cross-dresser in a traditional Muslim community, the narrative of an illegal immigrant family from Myanmar, and the spiritual transformation of a young monk.

Congratulations to all the students involved and a special thanks to all the wonderful families in Thailand who generously allowed us a glimpse into their lives.

Additional photos are available on Flickr.